Search Results: "Yves Meynard"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRYSANTHE by Yves Meynard
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 13, 2012

"Flashes of originality and gleams of insight aren't enough to redeem this ponderously verbose and occasionally awkward effort."
Second English-language fantasy (The Book of Knights, 1998) from French-Canadian writer Meynard. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF KNIGHTS by Yves Meynard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 1998

"Mildly entertaining, with incidents reminiscent of highly diluted Jack Vance, but otherwise undistinguished."
First English-language fantasy from a Canadian author who hitherto has written in French. Read full book review >

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Liberal Quicksand by Yves Decock
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2016

"A lively examination of the intransigent persistence of nationalism."
A debut book offers a history of nationalism and its application to contemporary global affairs. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF MADEMOISELLE S. by Jean-Yves Berthault
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A sad history of a woman consumed by passion and despair."
Steamy sex in 1920s Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Dark and emotionally wrenching, this novel isn't for those looking for a restful night's sleep, but readers who crave edgy murder mysteries will be enthralled."
Mysticism and dark perversions take over 1897 Paris in this complex murder-mystery romance. Read full book review >

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YOUR PAJAMAS ARE SHOWING! by Michael-Yves Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Just try to read it and not snicker. (Graphic fiction. 6-11)"
Pesky little brothers can be annoying—but what if yours was invisible? Read full book review >

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SNOWBALL TRUCE! by Michel-Yves Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A quick and enjoyable yarn. (Graphic fiction. 6-11)"
Impish Leopold returns for more madcap adventures with his big sister, Celine. Read full book review >

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YOU SEE, I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN by Yves Montand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 24, 1992

"Celebrities don't write 'em like this in America, sad to say. (Twenty-four pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Richly intelligent (auto)biography by Montand (1921-91), who said yes to French journalists Hamon and Rotman when they offered to write his biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Reminiscent in approach and substance of Michel Foucault's I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister, and My Brother . . . and Natalie Zemon Davis's The Return of Martin Guerre: a thoughtful and highly readable work of history."
"Somewhere in France, in some village, on the column of a war monument somewhere, one name is engraved that should not be there." Read full book review >